FYI: An Interesting "See You at the Pole" Case
Brad M Pardee
bpardee at unlnotes.unl.edu
Mon Oct 31 11:05:55 PST 2005
Zealotry? How is a group of kids meeting together to pray qualify as
zealotry? And how does one child's uninformed bigotry have anything to do
with whether or not kids meet together to pray? Surely you're not
suggesting that kids should hide their faith at school, as though it was
something to be ashamed of.
Paul Finkelman wrote on 10/31/2005 12:38:45 PM:
> WHere I live (Oklahoma) some teachers in some public schools take
> attendance at the "See you at the Polls" meetings and some give extra
> credit for those who attend. Students who do not attend are often
> shunned by others. In one school a young man was holding the door for
> students to enter the school but then closed it in the face of a girl,
> saying, "I do not hold the door for Jews." This is not a school
> sanctioned act -- rather it is the act of a student, but it does
> illustrate the social climate created by bringing religious zealotry to
> the school.
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